Lakeland Voters Select Musick for City Commission

Barry Friedman



May 4, 2021  -  Lakeland voters today selected Mike Musick to serve on the Lakeland City Commission until the end of the year. He received 50.7% of the vote against Shandale Terrell in a runoff election for the seat representing southeast Lakeland on the nonpartisan board.


Musick will serve the last eight months of the term of Scott Franklin, who resigned in connection with his successful run for U.S. House. He faces another election battle this fall if he is challenged for a full four-year term on the commission. That election, in November, will also include races for mayor and two other commission seats.


Turnout was light, but the numbers were higher than last month’s general election. The 10,626 votes cast in the runoff represent roughly 15.6% of Lakeland’s registered voters. No other elections or issues were on today’s Lakeland ballot, although another runoff was held in Haines City.


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